7 January 2010

Happy Belated Birthday, Mom.............

I finally finished my mom's cowl....last weekend. Only a couple of weeks late.
I had the silly notion that if I started it the day before her birthday, I could have it finished the next day to give to her. It was only a skein of fingering weight, and besides I was on holidays, I didn't have to go to work, I could sit and knit all day.
Who was I kidding?
I think I'm like a lot of knitters, I can picture the finished product and instantly think that time stands still and poof.............it's done. Well, it is a wonderful pattern, and I could have had it done a lot quicker if I had less interuptions, like Christmas.
Pattern: Willow Cowl by Amelia Lyon
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle, 150g--574yd colour Pfauenauge
Needles: 3.75mm
This is a free pattern on Ravelry and I can't say enough about it. It's well written and a wonderful design. I love the way it sits on the neck. I did 5 lace repeats and used just over 400yds of fingering weight yarn. A perfect one skein project.


Wanderingcatstudio said...

It looks great - wanna knit me one?

Samantha said...

It's gorgeous. :) Looks really warm.

Jeanne said...

Very pretty - looks so warm and I love the colors.

I am doing the same thing with my mother's shawl - I realized today I won't have it done in time and ordered her flowers :-)

Jenn said...

That's cute!! :)

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

The cowl looks great - thanks for the recommendation. I have some Cashlana from Fleece Artist that is definitely NOT going to be socks, but I hadn't figured out what to make from it. It's hard to find a lace shawl that will take "only" one skein (and I haven't knit lace yet).